Egypt

Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

November 23rd, 2009, 1:11 am #1

According to the Egyptian FA, Egypt has withdrawn from UNAF, leaving only Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria as members. I wonder if this has anything to do with them not qualifying for the World Cup?
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

November 23rd, 2009, 2:18 pm #2

But UNAF organised no competitions, so it is just symbolic...
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

November 23rd, 2009, 5:36 pm #3

UNAF CHAMPIONS CUP
2008/09 Espérance (Tun)
UNAF CUP-WINNERS CUP
2008/09 Club Africain (Tun)

UNAF MEN'S U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP

2009 - Burkina Faso (guests)
UNAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
2009 - Tunisia
UNAF MEN'S FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2009 - Libya
There will also be men's U-19 and men's U-23 tournaments next year and a women's club competition.
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Ali
Joined: November 5th, 2006, 10:55 am

November 25th, 2009, 6:51 am #4

It is because of the events after the playoff game and all the drama behind ...They decided to retire from UNAF.
Among other decisions after this prolific games, Egyptian Actors decied not to deal with Algerians which is very hilarious to me
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Joined: November 14th, 2006, 10:20 pm

December 15th, 2009, 11:29 pm #5

will they join CECAFA?
:idea:
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Joined: April 28th, 2009, 5:00 am

April 22nd, 2010, 8:10 am #6

On the subject of Egypt;
What is the precise date for their matches in the summer of 1924? I have two matches played on June 1st (Lithuania and Sweden). One source has July 1st for Lithuania match. But since both were played in Vincennes it seems odd that they would return there after a month.. Also cos on June 29th they play Sweden in Stockholm.
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April 22nd, 2010, 4:00 pm #7

I have June 1 vs Sweden, June 4 vs Lithuania.
But I haven't researched this period in detail.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

April 6th, 2012, 10:16 am #8

Why is Egypt playing so many friendlies ? They seem to play anyone because the announced opponents often change.... Is their local championship suspended? Are they not allowed to play at home? Are they preparing the team for something...?
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

April 6th, 2012, 3:07 pm #9

No idea. Maybe they want rankings points?
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Joined: November 2nd, 2006, 5:03 pm

April 6th, 2012, 5:30 pm #10

I believe the league has been suspended , so the only chance is to have the NT on training camp and play friendlies.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

April 10th, 2012, 4:24 am #11

now they seem to play two games on the 14: Angola and Nigeria....
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April 10th, 2012, 11:22 am #12

pieter wrote:now they seem to play two games on the 14: Angola and Nigeria....
My mistake. Egypt v Nigeria should be on 12th.
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May 21st, 2012, 7:17 am #13

no Egypt-Cameroun match yesterday ?
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May 21st, 2012, 11:24 am #14

trekky76 wrote:On the subject of Egypt;
What is the precise date for their matches in the summer of 1924? I have two matches played on June 1st (Lithuania and Sweden). One source has July 1st for Lithuania match. But since both were played in Vincennes it seems odd that they would return there after a month.. Also cos on June 29th they play Sweden in Stockholm.
Could this match have been played July 1st after all? The referee was Estonian (Silber) and he did not appear during the Olympic tournament.. Maybe the match was played in Estonia or Lithuania after their journey back from Stockholm? Unfortunately, the archives of "Karys" are incomplete for 1924; it confirms the Olympic matches schedule but doesn't mention the Egypt match.
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May 21st, 2012, 12:18 pm #15

pieter wrote:no Egypt-Cameroun match yesterday ?
yes, Egypt won 2-1 against against a Cameroon team
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May 21st, 2012, 1:29 pm #16

trekky76 wrote:Could this match have been played July 1st after all? The referee was Estonian (Silber) and he did not appear during the Olympic tournament.. Maybe the match was played in Estonia or Lithuania after their journey back from Stockholm? Unfortunately, the archives of "Karys" are incomplete for 1924; it confirms the Olympic matches schedule but doesn't mention the Egypt match.
You could check Estonian newspapers:
http://dea.nlib.ee/index.php?list
I guess you've already tried Lithuanian
http://www.epaveldas.lt/vbspi/
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May 21st, 2012, 2:26 pm #17

Not that I want to add to the confusion, but 11v11 gives the date as June 4th, and the stadium as Pershing (Vincennes).
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May 21st, 2012, 2:37 pm #18

Egypt-Cameroun : seems Cameroun A not national team
match played in Khartoum not in Marrakech....
is this right?
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May 21st, 2012, 6:17 pm #19

pieter wrote:Egypt-Cameroun : seems Cameroun A not national team
match played in Khartoum not in Marrakech....
is this right?
Egypt changed and is now in Sudan.
They played a Cameroon local team. Cameroon first team is on training camp in France.
http://www.camfoot.com/actualites/amica ... ,3857.html
They play Togo today .
http://www.togofootballnews.com/index.p ... &Itemid=48
Senegal friendly for 25. May is cancelled
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

May 22nd, 2012, 3:33 pm #20

the Cameroun match is back on FIFA's list.... seems to be considered full international...
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May 22nd, 2012, 5:11 pm #21

pieter wrote:the Cameroun match is back on FIFA's list.... seems to be considered full international...
Yes, I dont think that is right...
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May 22nd, 2012, 5:29 pm #22

Sounds like Egypt wants all matches official to help ranking points, and perhaps to continue Ahmed Hassan's quest to extend his false "world record" for caps.
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May 22nd, 2012, 5:43 pm #23

fifa.com got 25.5 vs Zambia , but I dont think Zambians are going to Sudan ?
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September 4th, 2012, 3:09 pm #24

In memory for an Egyptian legend: Mahmoud El-Gohary. RIP.
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September 8th, 2012, 4:52 am #25

no Egypt-Benin on 7.9?
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September 9th, 2012, 7:56 am #26

pieter wrote:no Egypt-Benin on 7.9?
It`s been cancelled, maybe also Cameroon friendly ?
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

March 19th, 2014, 6:34 am #27

I upload some legendary pictures referring to the Egyptian triumph in the 1998 African Nations Cup.
The sources are Guerin Sportivo number 8, number 9 and number 10 from 1998.
Egypt-Mozambique 2-0

Egypt-Zambia 4-0

Egypt-South Africa 2-0
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

March 25th, 2014, 6:34 am #28

I publish another historic picture for Egypt. It refers to Egypt-Ivory Coast 2-0, a match valid for the 1986 African Nations Cup. This competition was won by the The Pharaohs.
Source: Guerin Sportivo number 16, from 1986.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

December 19th, 2014, 5:31 am #29

A historic picture showing captain Hossam Hassan of Egypt celebrating the triumph in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations.

Source: Guerin Sportivo 10 from 1998.
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December 19th, 2014, 1:40 pm #30

So when are you opening your museum of international football pictures?  :-)
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December 20th, 2014, 5:50 am #31

As soon as I manage to find the (unobtainable) pictures of the NAFC championship and CCCF championship trophies.I often contact the Football Associations of the winning teams asking them if they have some stuff, pictures or something about them, adding that I am also available to pay a small sum, but my attempts have been fruitless so far. Probably no trophy was awarded, just medals or small plaques.
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December 20th, 2014, 7:30 am #32

I didn't mean only trophies. But surely CCCF shouldn't be too hard, La Nación is online for most of the 1950s tournaments, and Amigoe for 1957, Diario de la Marina 1960.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

December 21st, 2014, 5:08 am #33

Yeah, sure, and perhaps even El Informador and El Siglo de Torreón of Mexico and La Opinión of California have something interesting.
I remember not a long ago I was answered by the president of the Haitian FA, who told me that all the most important relics (pictures, trophies and
so on) were destroyed along with the building of the Haitian FA by the
2010 earthquake.
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November 30th, 2015, 4:39 am #34


This is an article from Calcio 2000 issue 39, from March 2001, celebrating the Egyptian captain Hossam Hassan and his record of 151 caps with the National team, overtaking Lothar Mattäus (150 caps). The game in which he broke the record was Egypt-Zambia 3-1 from January 9, 2001, but an Egyptian newspaper didn't confirm those data, adfirming that the effective appearances of Hossam Hassan were 170.
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November 30th, 2015, 6:21 am #35

I'm not really sure what record it was that he was supposed to have broken.
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

November 30th, 2015, 10:48 am #36

I think caps are somewhat devalued by the inflation of records by some countries arranging a large number of friendly matches. Also, in countries with very few star players, the one of two star players are almost guaranteed to be picked.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

December 1st, 2015, 5:30 am #37

In Hossam Hassan's case, several appearances were added afterwards. Matches in which he participated as a substitute were originally ignored. For example, if you take a look at World Soccer count from 2003, you can see that his cap versus Chile from 03/06/1989 is ignored, but he did take part in the game replacing one of his teammates.By the way, counting appearances is one of the most difficult tasks, especially for non-European continents. I recall reading that a famous Saudi player's caps were removed or added afterwards because such player appeared in the line-ups with different family names, but it was the same person...!
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December 1st, 2015, 1:52 pm #38

Luca wrote:
By the way, counting appearances is one of the most difficult tasks, especially for non-European continents.
That was what I was getting at.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

November 18th, 2016, 4:42 am #39

pieter wrote:
In 1990 Egypt played the African nations cup finals
with a B-team because they wanted to prepare their A-team for the WC in
Italy ....
True, Egypt sent their Olympic Team. But the Algerian fans did not appreciate that decision, and the dramatic
picture below confirms it....

Source: Guerin Sportivo 13 from 1990, page 93.
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June 2nd, 2017, 4:10 am #40

I go on with my "celebrations" of the most important moments in the history of the various national teams through my personal archive.This picture shows the Egyptian line-up before the 1-0 tie against Algeria from November 1989, that gave the The Pharaohs the qualification for the 1990 World Cup. Egypt came back to a World Cup final phase after 56 yeas.

Source: Italia '90 - Mondiali Tricolori
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January 20th, 2018, 5:34 am #41

Look what I've fished out from my personal archive: a very rare picture showing a phase of the game between Egypt and Brazil, 1964 Olympic Games. Egypt (officially: United Arab Republic) conquered a good fourth place in that edition. This match cannot be regarded as full official, because Brazil sent a restricted team, but Egypt did field their "A" squad.






Source: Calcio 2000 issue 33 from August 2000 (page 115)
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January 20th, 2018, 5:10 pm #42

Some more of Egypt in 1964 (from "Labdarúgás"):



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January 20th, 2018, 5:10 pm #43

Some strange results in that tournament.   A good 1-1 vs Brazil, severe beatings by Hungary, but good thrashings of Ghana and South Korea.
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January 22nd, 2018, 5:37 am #44

Also 40 years before, at the 1924 Olympics, their campaign had been quite interesting: a remarkable 3-0 win against Hungary and a disastrous 0-5 loss against Sweden.
However their Olympic palmarès is surely better than their World Cup performances.
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January 22nd, 2018, 2:08 pm #45

Qualifying in Africa was traditionally pretty hard work, due to the format and number of places available, but they weren't too bad in 1990, in a hard group...  let's see how 2018 goes.
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

January 22nd, 2018, 2:29 pm #46

nfm24 wrote:but they weren't too bad in 1990, in a hard group...  let's see how 2018 goes.
Well they've got something now they didn't have back then:

Do do do do do do...
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January 22nd, 2018, 4:15 pm #47

Indeed, though I fear that many Premier League players will be too injured/fatigued to perform fully in the summer, due to the vulgar charging around at high speed which that league involves.
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Joined: February 16th, 2011, 3:43 am

June 7th, 2018, 9:24 am #48

Neil posted in RSSSF  "UAE 4 Nations Tnmt 1986", where Egypt "B" was involved.
At the same time Egypt "A" played some games in Qatar vs "Al-Sadd" (Club Team) and a "Gulf XI".
May I know some details (venue, date and score) of those matches?
Many thanks in advance.
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August 11th, 2018, 10:05 am #49

26/12/1986  Doha             Al-Sadd            1-2   Egypt
28/12/1986  Doha             Gulf CC XI         2-3   Egypt
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